ERIC Number: ED164188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Migrant Infant and Toddler Day Care Programs.
Birckmayer, Jennifer; Willis, Anne
Constant, unpredictable change is a condition of daily life for children of migrant workers; this factor affects much of the care that should be given them. Predictability in the child's daily experience with the same basic routines, toys, bed, and caretakers helps stabilize his world and allows him to build up experiences and make sense of them. A day care center of migrant children must deal with situations not usually encountered in conventional child care facilities. Comprised of 15 units, this document provides guidelines for the care of children 30 months of age or younger, focusing on the specific needs of migrant families and the migrant day care situation. The 15 units discuss the care involved in fulfilling both the physical and emotional needs of the child, characteristics of the children and their families, staff considerations, and physical setup of the school itself: the program's focus; the children and their families--living conditions, relations with families, infants and toddlers, selected developmental landmarks during a child's first two years; staff--training, recruitment, ethnic and cultural background, morale, insurance coverage, and assessment; physical space and equipment for babies; play and learning as natural experiences; normal development and individual differences; social play (adult and baby together); interaction of babies with babies; a toddler program; crying and the relief of distress; feeding; nap time; diapering and toilet training; health and safety; and transportation. (DS)
Descriptors: Attendants, Child Care, Child Development, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Equipment, Guidelines, Health Needs, Infant Behavior, Infants, Job Training, Life Style, Migrant Children, Nursery Schools, Parent School Relationship, Program Attitudes, Program Content, Program Guides, Safety, Space Utilization, Toddlers, Transient Children, Transportation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A